I can’t help but respond to the slanted column by Wayne Kruse having to do with the elk hunt west of Concrete on the upper Skagit. (Dec. 31, “Changes to be made after elk fiasco.”)
The column makes it sound as if those evil bow and arrow hunters found a herd of elk trapped in a fenced pasture and slaughtered them for fun. It gave the impression that these poor, helpless animals couldn’t escape in the same way they gained entrance to the area.
That’s disgusting. Because the elk happened to get themselves into an area where a fence was in evidence is irrelevant.
It should be noted that hunting with bow and arrow is the most difficult of all hunts and gives the animal all of the advantage.
Only seven animals were harvested and in a hunt designed to trim down the size of the herd. I’m sure the downed animals provided food on the table for many.
Just shows you how an animal rights “slant” can create a story when no story exists.